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FZS600 Fazer / Re: seat recovering glue ???
« on: 29 January 2018, 12:32:54 AM »
ok sorry for not updating earlier but got a beer in my hand and got distracted
got recovered today after getting a air stapler (needed one anyhow)
used a bit of shrink wrap  to add the extra waterproofing
this is a three hand job to really pull in the stretch and staple nicely (volunteer got the stapler)
throw the new vinyl in tumble drier for a few mins first and staple front and back
try and pull in the 'arse hump'  part first to pull that in
then work away to pull in any wrinkles - it came pretty natural of what was needed to heat then pull (dirty minded jokes are expected)
the end result

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fazer 600 won't start
« on: 28 January 2018, 10:03:50 PM »
Is the fuel pump clicking when you switch the ignition on?
darrsi hits another home run - if it doesnt click like a bugger just lift your tank and give it a tap with the back of good sized screwdriver
if it still dont come on give it a whack with a screwdriver - you can see where the future go's here
carpet cleaner (george) only needed a reasuring tap to get the pump working again yesterday

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fazer 600 won't start
« on: 28 January 2018, 04:39:08 PM »
yeah i just realised i say that having only used high octane before i fixed the badly balanced carbs - i might try a tank full on my next long ride out to see how it is now all is sorted

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fazer 600 won't start
« on: 28 January 2018, 03:02:27 PM »
i wouldnt use high octane mine didnt like it at all and im sure i read the same from others
when you drained the carb bowls did you look to see if there was any water in there??
its always near empty tanks that gather the most moisture so there is a good chance that is the problem
just drain whats left into 2lt pop bottles and you will see if there is water (it settles at bottom)  once its settled then you can either syphon the fuel from above the water (personally i would just use this in your lawnmower if you have one) re drain your float bowls aswell so its a completly dry system then top up with fresh fuel and reprime, hopefully good to go

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shouldnt have any problems fitting one of those although you will have to splice in some wires as you need
please check these before taking my word for it (or someone else verify )

ignition power  -  brown i think
earth -  Black
tacho pulse - yellow/black
you might have a wire just for ilumination - i think bright blue is the one for if your headlights are on

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yeah i take back everything i previously said about that chinese koso - it has just finally given up life
will be getting a proper koso at some point but cant afford it at the moment

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 25 January 2018, 01:05:26 PM »


Cos that's for when you do your nails on that special occasion :D


who needs a special occasion for chrome nails  :lol
with the amount of dirt under them its black and chrome and we all know that works well

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 25 January 2018, 11:04:38 AM »

A little trick I learnt for rust is to rub them with a ball of tin foil , the foil is softer than the chrome but harder than the rust , thus it removes the rust  :)


just tried it and works a treat . gonna pick up some chrome nail varnish and use a cocktail stick to feed it in there to hide the chip and seal it
(never use the brush)

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: seat recovering glue ???
« on: 23 January 2018, 11:19:12 AM »
after looking at it this morning i dont think i really need to glue the foam to the plastic as there are enough bumps to hold it in place
(and my carpet fitting glue has disapeared)
i am calling in someone that owes me a favour and used to recover MX seats to give me a lesson (or do it for me) as i already see problems arising
might have to go pick up an compressed air stapler as mine isnt up to scratch
when it comes to engines and metal im fine but when it comes to anything art and crafty im sh*t

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: seat recovering glue ???
« on: 22 January 2018, 09:57:43 PM »
might go with shrink wrap - reasoning being i have loads of it and im less likely to get a bollocking when the leftovers need to be wrapped
(also its a bit stronger than cling film)
great tip thankyou

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yep i used the cheap chinese koso rx2 knockoff and it worked fine at first (apart from fuel guage)
it takes some working out of the instructions you basically have to make your own list for what controls what (still have it i think somewhere)
i do advise taking it apart first and water sealing it with some silicone and waterproof spray the printed circuit board first (i didnt)
unless your asking about the tacho only which ive only fitted to a couple of small bikes but they are generally fine and easy to fit

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: seat recovering glue ???
« on: 22 January 2018, 07:04:05 PM »

im sure there is some spray adhesive in the cupboardcling film for movement or additional waterproofing ????

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FZS600 Fazer / seat recovering glue ???
« on: 22 January 2018, 04:39:23 PM »
ok so i ordered a new seat cover to replace the torn split and goes rock hard when it gets wet (very uncomfortable after a long ride)
pulled all the staples as you would normally do and the bloody foam fell off aswell
question is what glue has anyone used with good results as i have a large selection of glues but i dont want to melt the foam and be royally screwed
ive got a day or two before i refit the cover as the foam is sat by the radiator drying out any advise will be appreciated.

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Front Fork Stanchions/Tubes
« on: 19 January 2018, 05:04:38 PM »
I think he means the part that slides inside the the fork leg (shiny bit)


A little trick I learnt for rust is to rub them with a ball of tin foil , the foil is softer than the chrome but harder than the rust , thus it removes the rust  :)


ok thats a new one -- so gonna have to try this

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fitting aftermarket fairing
« on: 16 January 2018, 09:04:23 PM »
and of course there is that bolt by the rad - my guess would be it just bolts to the rads side cover mounts - might need a spacer in there aswell but i wouldnt use a threaded spacer if it does - just drill the threads out from any left over threaded spacers and use them with washers in place (araldite may be your friend on this to hold washers in place)


<<<backyard engineering degree is in the post

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fitting aftermarket fairing
« on: 16 January 2018, 08:59:03 PM »
if these are not available anymore you might be able to fashion up some brackets using what is available from diy stores and ebay
just google the names of stuff and you will find them (you will have to measure stuff though)


fig 4+3 shows what would be called a munsen ring - readily available, even at screwfix


fig 2 is just a munsen ring backplate which are usually flat
------- because of the spacing here i would just make up the plate myself with alloy flat bar then drill a central hole to short bolt a threaded spacer to create this piece then use a washer between the fairing and threaded spacer to stop it breaking through


fig 1 - this is where you are going to have to get really creative with a piece of alloy flat bar and a vice to start bending it (impossible to guess from a drawing)


there are rubber lined munsen rings out there but its on you to find them


hope this gives you a backup if nothing else is available

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Over fueling "pop pop pop"
« on: 13 January 2018, 01:29:41 AM »
as much as i like to take a ride to help someone out i dont think devon/cornwall is within my area of 'reasonable distance' to come have a look lol
(cornish liberation army might have my head off)

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fazer Valuation
« on: 12 January 2018, 10:45:25 PM »
im sure if you walked in with 1525-1650 in cold hard cash and said that is the best you can do (dont do a 00 number) the sight of the cash will twist his arm - i say dont do a 00 number because it is a physiological thing that a 00 number you can get a bit more a 25 shows you are trying - hope that makes sense

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fazer Valuation
« on: 12 January 2018, 11:05:08 AM »
paid 450 for my 2k but its in a hell of a state

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Over fueling "pop pop pop"
« on: 11 January 2018, 01:51:35 AM »
how black is your exhaust tip ??????
shut garage door and start her up if you can smell it and your eyes are watering its a bit rich
if you collapse and die without noticing a petrol smell then it is fine but you stayed in the garage too long
--WARNING -- i do not advise collapsing and dying


you would be surprised how often we have figured one of our classic cars is rich by simply standing at the back of it
i so wish i was joking but i dont want to live in a nursing home so i will happily shorten it by sniffing exhausts :rolleyes

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5mm should do the job
as the mrs says its not the size that matters - its how good a job it does


That's not what she said to me  :eek
nope i saw the video - wasnt it 'its not the size that matters but at least learn to use it'  :lol :rollin

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Fazer Valuation
« on: 10 January 2018, 07:36:06 PM »
that looks exceptionally clean so i think the price is about right if its coming from a dealer
by any chance is that at j b motorcycles
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1998-YAMAHA-FZS600-FAZER-600-low-miles-exceptional-condition-FSH-12mth-MOT/132462459485?hash=item1ed760ba5d:g:2kUAAOSwEVZaU7bG


looks so similar

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5mm should do the job
as the mrs says its not the size that matters - its how good a job it does

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FZS600 Fazer / Re: Puzzling Sidelight/Tail light problem
« on: 10 January 2018, 05:56:16 PM »
standard 10 amp
i blew mine when i took the blown sidelight bulb out and the contacts slipped and touched (yep ignition on like an idiot)

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yep its a condensation relief hole - i thought the same thing at first as it was blowing like mad - but that was because the exhaust was f##ked

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